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Years later, not much to show for state mining museum closure

The Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum left a collection of memories in the minds of its visitors, volunteers and staff after it closed to make way for a centennial-themed museum that never got funded. Individuals passionate about the museum remain frustrated with the decision.... Read more»

Colibri Center launch puts human faces to border issues

Hoping to put faces to border issues, the launch of the Colibri Center for Human Rights featured an award-winning documentary about one family’s loss. The Tucson-based group hopes to establish the most comprehensive data set on missing border crossers and unidentified remains along the U.S.-Mexico border.... Read more»

Colibri Center for Human Rights debuts with Saturday screening

Home of the most comprehensive data about missing border crossers and unidentified remains along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Colibri Center for Human Rights will celebrate their opening with the local premiere of award-winning film “Who is Dayani Cristal?” on Saturday.... Read more»

Tucson water rates higher than Phx, usage lower here

It’s a complex calculation, but at the most fundamental level this much is true: The amount of water needed to have a lush, green lawn in Phoenix would yield a substantially higher water bill for a homeowner in Tucson. As Arizona leaders ponder the long-term future of the state’s water supply, some say that raising water prices is an option for encouraging conservation.... Read more»

Report: Az had steepest higher-ed cuts & tuition increases

Arizona had the nation’s steepest per-student cuts in state aid to higher education and the highest rates of tuition increase from pre-recession funding levels until today, according to a new report.... Read more»

Homeland Security sued for refusing to release Az checkpoint data

Seeking data on interior enforcement by the U.S. Border Patrol, the ACLU has filed a lawsuit demanding the release of hundreds of documents, including complaints, agency policies, and the accuracy of drug-sniffing dogs.... Read more»

Fears of minority flight from Az universities unfounded

Some worried when the Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on race as a factor in college admissions it would hurt minority enrollment in other states. But Arizona’s universities have seen a steady rise in those numbers, even after a voter-approved ban on race-based decisions.... Read more»

U.S., Mexico collaborate on flood to boost Colorado River delta

For more than 20 years, water from the Colorado River has stopped at Morelos Dam, which diverted its flow into Mexican canals for agriculture and municipal use. But in March, water began rushing through the gates to help regenerate the river’s delta habitats.... Read more»

Photos: Remote cam snaps jaguar in Santa Ritas

New photographs of an endangered jaguar in the Santa Rita Mountains have been released from a project managed by federal officials and University of Arizona researchers.... Read more»

Photos: Wildcat trackers set relay record

The University of Arizona Wildcat women’s 4x100-meter relay team set a school record Saturday. Senior Tamara Pridgett, senior Shapri Romero, sophomore Traci-Lynn Hicks and senior Germe Poston clocked a first-place time of 44.52, with a time good enough for No. 8 in the west region and No. 17 in the country this year.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Az soccer roundup: Robles, Weber secure ties in hard-fought contests

We are bringing back our updates of professional soccer players with Arizona ties. This week’s roundup includes an assist from a former Wildcat, and a new team for a Catalina Foothills grad.... Read more»

What’s a ‘riot’ at UA is just a boisterous gathering at other campuses

How did things get out of control on University Boulevard in Tucson after the Wildcats’ NCAA basketball loss, when several videos showing what appeared to be police overreaction to a boisterous gathering of University of Arizona students went viral nationally?... Read more»

Guest opinion

TPD chief: Allow time for investigation of police conduct

Tucson’s police chief is asking for patience while his department investigates in the wake of the public outcry over police actions following the University of Arizona basketball loss on Saturday night: “While I understand the level of emotion concerning videos that have been circulating from March 29, I would like to implore members of the community to allow us the time to thoroughly investigate the incident.”... Read more»1

Report: Educational, economic outcomes poor for Az kids

Arizona ranks poorly in educational and economic outcomes for kids, especially Latino and American Indian children, according to a national report.... Read more»

UA fans clash with Tucson police after Wildcat loss

Update: 15 were arrested Saturday night as Tucson police used pepper-ball rounds to clear hundreds from University Boulevard in the wake of the Wildcats’ loss. When the crowd threw bottles instead of dispersing, officers responded with pepper balls and OC canisters, as well as plastic bullets and foam baton rounds. Sunday, TPD identified those arrested.... Read more»2

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